Lee Ashby says he was not aware focus of patrol should have been on Carriage Gates

A firearms officer on duty at the Palace of Westminster during the attack by Khalid Masood was unaware of, and so unknowingly disobeyed, written instructions on how to do his job, he told an inquest.

Dominic Adamson, representing the widow of PC Keith Palmer, who was stabbed by Masood as he guarded the palace gates, said that instructions, issued in January and December 2015, required roving firearms officers to not work as a pair and to be in close proximity to the gates but not outside them.

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